Shillong, Aug 14: The All Meghalaya Karate-Do Association will host its annual karate championship for school children and college students from 17th to 19th August 2023 here.

The 29th Inter School and 11th Inter College Karate Tournament 2023 will be held at the Multipurpose Hall at the Sport Authority of India’s Shillong Training Centre on the NEHU campus.

It will begin at 11AM on 17th August, with Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Shakliar Warjri the chief guest and Meghalaya State Olympic Association Working President John F Kharshiing the guest of honour.

Around 500 karatekas from 70 schools and six colleges are expected to take part in the three-day event, an increase on the 300 karatekas who participated last year.

2022’s champions were OM Roy Memorial Secondary School (inter school, girls), St Anthony’s LP School (inter school, boys) and Shillong College (college category).

The annual event gives space to the young karatekas of the state to demonstrate their ability in kumite (sparring) and kata (form demonstration) events and many martial artists have progressed from this tournament to national and international competitions where they have represented an won laurels for Meghalaya and the country.

(TSR file photo)

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